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Christmas Bar Pop-Up Miracle Returns to Detroit With a Tiki Cocktail Twist

Kitschy liquid holiday cheer starts pouring at the Skip and Park Bar on November 23

Michelle and Chris Gerard
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

Wildly popular Christmas bar pop-up Miracle is returning to Detroit for another season of boozy holiday cheer with a new location. The New York City-based seasonal pop-up, which has spread to 92 locations around the country, will once again be taking over downtown Detroit cocktail bar the Skip with a second site at Park Bar. All the gingerbread houses, wreaths, and holiday drink menus arrive on Friday, November 23 and stay through New Year’s Eve on Monday, December 31.

This year’s pop-ups will be a little different than they were in the past as the Miracle developers have partnered up with noted tiki drink expert Jeff “Beachbum” Berry to create a spinoff Christmas tiki-themed pop-up called Sippin’ Santa. That extra-kitschy takeover will be hosted at the Skip, with a separate Sippin’ Santa menu filled with rum-soaked drinks like the Kris Kringle Colada (dark Jamaican rum, cynar, allspice liqueur, lime, pineapple, cream of coconut). Mele Kalikimaka, indeed. The Park Bar, meanwhile, will be hosting a more classic Miracle Christmas bar experience sans umbrella drinks.

Miracle was developed five years ago by founder Greg Boehm, owner of the cocktail bar Mace in New York’s East Village. At the suggestion of his mother, Boehm stopped construction on the then-unopened bar and decked it out with festive decor and holiday-centric drinks. The pop-up became a hit and soon expanded to other bars throughout world. Boehm partially uses the pop-up as a platform to market his glassware and tool importer Cocktail Kingdom; the pop-up serves drinks in special glasses developed by Boehm’s company that are also available for purchase with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Action Against Hunger.

Last year’s Miracle pop-up at the Skip drew huge crowds, so splitting into two separate holiday bars could mean folks will have more luck getting in. Check out the menus for Miracle and Sippin’ Santa below.

The Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r! from Miracle.
Melissa Hom/Miracle [Official photo]

Miracle Cocktail Menu


Vodka, Elderflower, Dry Vermouth, Spiced Cranberry Sauce, Rosemary, Lime, Absinthe Mist

Snowball Old Fashioned

Butterscotch Rye, Spiced Demerara, Wormwood Bitters, Orange Zest

Bad Santa (served hot)

Apple Cider, Applejack, Manzanilla Sherry, Lemon, Cinnamon Syrup, Popcorn & Bacon Butter, Baked Apple Bitters

Christmas Carol Barrel

Aged Rum, Aquavit, Amaro, Pumpkin Pie, Demerara Syrup, Lime, Vanilla, Angostura Bitters

Koala-La La La, La La La La

Gin, Pine, Dry Vermouth, Lime, Eucalyptus Syrup, Orange Bitters

Gingerbread Flip

Bourbon, Gingerbread Syrup, Elemakule Tiki Bitters, Whole Egg, Nutmeg

Run Run Rudolph

Prosecco, Gin, Mulled Wine Puree, Lemon, Cane Syrup

Yippie Ki Yay Mother F****r!

Sweet Potato Barbados Rum, Cachaça, Trinidad Over Proof Rum, Dry Curacao, Marshmallow Orgeat, Lime

Jingle Balls Nog

Cognac, Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Brown Butter, Cinnamon, Cherry, Vanilla, Almond Milk, Cream, Sugar, Egg, Nutmeg

And A Partridge In A Pear Tree

Reposado Tequila, Pear Brandy, Mezcal, Spiced Demerara Syrup, Lime, Egg White, Club Soda, Angostura Bitters, Cinnamon


Nice Shot

Rum, Peppermint, Chocolate

Naughty Shot

Bourbon, Cinnamon

A blue cocktail in a tall glass with a surfing santa on it surrounded by tinsel.
The Blue Christmas at Sippin’ Santa.
Randy Schmidt/Sippin’ Santa [Courtesy photo]

Sippin’ Santa Menu

Kris Kringle Colada

Dark Jamaican Rum, Cynar, Allspice Liqueur, Lime Juice, Pineapple Juice, Cream of Coconut

Sippin Santa

Aged Demerara Rum, Averna, Lemon Juice, Orange Juice, Gingerbread Mix

Grinch Grog

Blanco Tequila, Herbal Liqueur, Pine, Pear, Lemon Juice, Grinch Syrup

Mele Kalikimaka

London Dry Gin, Grand Marnier, Lime Juice, Cranberry Syrup, Allspice Liqueur, Herbsaint

Blue Christmas

Vodka, Blue Curacao, Apricot Brandy, Lemon Juice, Cream of Coconut

Kana Kaloka Swizzle

Plantation OFTD Rum, Lime Juice, Swizzle Syrup Hawaiian Milk Punch Bourbon, Cream, Chai Syrup, Sarsaparilla and Tobacco Bitters Nutmeg

Rudolph Shoots The Curl

Fernet Branca Menta, Averna, Dark Chocolate Liqueur

The Park Bar location of Miracle will open from 4 p.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

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The Skip

The Belt, , MI 48226 Visit Website

Park Bar

2040 Park Avenue, , MI 48226 (313) 962-2933